As usual, I’ve been absolutely useless in updating Goodreads. But, I have been reading quite a bit, although more magazines, Medium articles, and non-fiction than reading fiction. Both of the books I mention in this post I bought on Kobo (i.e. no affiliate links), and I must say, for the amount they cost, they are … Continue reading November Reading Update
The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession, by Edmund de Waal, London, Chatto & Windus. “Other things in the world are white but for me porcelain comes first,” Edmund de Waal notes in The White Road. He also states: “White is also my story. From my very first pot.”A potter and a writer, follows the … Continue reading Thoughts on Books: The White Road: Journey Into an Obsession
The Myth and Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens The Myth & Magic of Embroidery by Helen M. Stevens “From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use of … Continue reading Thoughts on Books: The Myth & Magic of Embroidery
Worldbuilding: From Small Towns to Entire Universes (The Million Dollar Writing Series) by Kevin J. Anderson “International bestseller Anderson has created many extensive fictional universes, ranging from sweeping galactic empires to complex steampunk fantasies, to humorous monster-filled cities. He has become known for his skill in worldbuilding.” I bought this book as part of a … Continue reading Worldbuilding Wednesday: Worldbuilding From Small Towns to Entire Universes
There was especially one book which caught my eye (and that was the first one that I ended up reading); Writing with Chronic Illness by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
To follow me on Goodreads, click here. Essays Uit die dagboek van ’n vrou, by Audrey Blignault, compiled by Marié Heese. Originally written for Sarie (one of the staple South African magazines), these essays by a beloved South African and Afrikaans author gives a view into a life filled with happiness and pain and all … Continue reading Reading Update: Essays and Porcelain
Snaps, Scraps and Snippets really is a valuable book! And a lot is packed into its pages.
'Memories are nothing less than bits of gold waiting to be mined from the veins of life.'
“This book is dedicated to the memories of the Willard Suitcase owners, and to all others who have lived and died in mental institutions.” — Darby Penney & Peter Statsny
The past few weeks I’ve been reading quite a few books on writing — specifically how to write faster and streamline your writing. This is mainly because I’ve found that I want to find a way to write at least the initial draft of a story faster and learn how to better outline my stories. … Continue reading Books about writing I’m currently reading